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Darron Walker Matthew Thibodeaux. Scientific notation. Plato. P lato was a philosopher from Greece Born in 427 BC Born into wealthy family Influenced by Socrates. Lesson. Scientific notation is used to express the size of really big numbers such as 1,111,000,000,000

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Matthew Thibodeaux

### Scientific notation

Plato was a philosopher from Greece

Born in 427 BC

Born into wealthy family

Influenced by Socrates

• Scientific notation is used to express the size of really big numbers such as

• 1,111,000,000,000

• Or really small numbers like this

• 0.00000000000012

• The way the first & second number would look is this

• 1.111x10¹² 1.2x10¯¹³

• You can do this by if the number is in standard form exp. 1,000,000 just count how many decimal places to the LEFT (if it’s a whole number) until you get the decimal behind the first number

• You’re probably are wondering why the decimal has a negative exponent its because they are less then one and need to use numbers to represent numbers less than one exp.

• 0.00009 is less than 1.00000

• 1,000

• 3.0x10³